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When installing Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6 RTM (version 2.60.6526.3) on computers that have 32 processors, the following error may occur when Msxml2.dll is registered:
This error occurs with Msxml2.dll version 8.0.6518.2. It may be encountered when installing SQL Server 2000, which includes MDAC 2.6.
A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed
NOTE: This problem does not occur with the MSXML 3.0 parser (Msxml3.dll version 8.0.7820.0).
Like many of the MDAC components, Msxml2.dll allocates number-of-processors+1 heaps during initialization to avoid heap contention. On a 32-processor computer, this exceeds an internal memory limit of 300K.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.6. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300635/EN-US/ )INFO: How to Obtain the Latest MDAC 2.6 Service Pack
HotfixThe English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------- 28-SEP-2000 8.0.6728.0 687,888 bytes Msxml2.dll 28-SEP-2000 8.0.6728.0 21,776 bytes Msxml2a.dll 28-SEP-2000 8.0.6728.0 37,648 bytes Msxml2r.dll 28-SEP-2000 8.0.6728.0 26,384 bytes Xmlinst.exe
You can temporarily modify the computer's Boot.ini file to use the /NUMPROC switch, which will reduce the number of processors used by the operating system.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Data Access Components 2.6 Service Pack 1.
Article ID: 276426 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.5